Sacrista Prebend Retreat House

Retreats and conferences in Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, Minster views and self-catering facilities.
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Sacrista Prebend Learning, Conference and Retreat Centre is a quiet space in the heart of Southwell.

The House, with its chapel and large tranquil gardens, is available for anyone seeking stillness and peace, for individual or small group retreat. There is a programme of events, some in quiet, others with discussion and creative activities. If you would like to join the mailing list, please fill out the form.

Sacrista is widely used by local and visiting groups as a place of prayer and meditation.

Subject to availability Sacrista Prebend and gardens can accommodate conferences and private functions. There are individual conference and meeting rooms for sessional use.

'I could immediately feel the atmosphere of Sacrista as a calm peaceful place and when I had been introduced to the layout and gardens, it was already as if I had been here for a familiar long time. It was in fact only a matter of minutes since I had arrived.

Sacrista has a cared-for special atmosphere that the volunteers who look after it have so obviously respected and maintained for the guests to experience themselves... It is a lovely place to stay.' Gwenda, a visitor in July 2022

Sacrista is located in one of Southwell’s historic Prebends, which housed clergy tasked with running the Minster.  It is situated across the road from, and has stunning views of, Southwell Minster.

Now the retreat house is largely run by volunteers, who help with hospitality, gardening and prayer. Would you be interested in joining the Sacrista Prebend Retreat House family as a volunteer?

Friends of Sacrista Prebend provide additional support. If you would like to know more about becoming a friend do email the warden:

You can make a donation to Sacrista Prebend House and Gardens here.

For further information or enquiries, please contact us at:
Telephone: 01636 816833

Sacrista and Wellbeing with the World

Sacrista has a specific interest in sharing a Biblical understanding of wellbeing, which we call 'Wellbeing with the World'. God looked with pleasure on all creation and our wellbeing comes from living in right relationship with God and all that God has made. As God’s beloved we are called to receive and share God’s love and care with all. Being in right relationship and acting accordingly will bring us God's gift of peace, which can be found even in the midst of hardship and suffering.

For further information or enquiries, please contact us at:

If you would like to become a Friend of Sacrista to support our work, please follow this link.
If you would like to join the mailing list, please fill out the form.

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm. Weekends only when there are booked events

Sacrista Prebend Retreat House, 4 Westgate, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0JH
01636 816833 |

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